Honey is a food that gets a lot of positive buzz for good reason. It's a superfood, a prebiotic, and compliments nearly any food it is paired with. As a staple in many kitchens, honey is one food in particular that can be incorporated at breakfast, lunch, snack times, dinner, dessert, and even in daily beverages. Now that we think about it, are there any other foods that make sense to pair with virtually any ingestible option? It's not common.
What is common is having honey available to use at any given time. So how do you choose which honey to buy? Instead of immediately grabbing the most cost-effective option, there are a few things to consider. Start with the source. Without honeybees, honey wouldn't exist. If this is your first time here, we'll break down the process for you.
According to the National Honey Board, Honey starts as flower nectar collected by bees. The nectar gets broken down into simple sugars stored inside the honeycomb. The design of the honeycomb and constant fanning of the bees' wings causes evaporation, creating sweet liquid honey.
The process seems mechanical, so what causes variations in honey and ultimately costs that can fall in the hundred dollar price range? The short answer is weather conditions, climate control, and overall agricultural influence. Today, we're going to focus on one of the rare honey finds that will run you around $100 per bottle, Sourwood Honey. What's so special about Sourwood Honey, you ask? Well, we couldn't be happier to tell you!
Sourced from the southern section of the Appalachian Mountains, Sourwood Honey comes from a tree that blossoms in mid to late summer when few other flowers are blossoming. Honeybees gather nectar from this tree's delicate white flowers and produce a honey that has been acclaimed by many food organizations as "the best honey in the world."
Named regarding the tree's sour leaves, Sourwood trees produce honey that shines with a light amber color that darkens over time. It's precious honey, so rare, that if the climate and eco-system are not just right, the tree will not bloom meaning, there will be no Sourwood Honey for that season.
We are writing this blog today because the tree was able to bloom this year, and we have limited supplies of our world-renowned Sourwood Honey Gold Reserve ready just for you! Savannah Bee Company founder, Ted Dennard takes great pride in this collection and sharing it with those who desire to experience its luxury. When you purchase a bottle of our Sourwood Honey Gold Reserve, you taste the source, indulge in elegance, and most importantly save the bees.